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Road Closures on All Metropolitan Expressway Routes Lifted in Tokyo, Neighboring Areas (UPDATE 1)

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Entrance of a Metropolitan Expressway route closed due to snow on Wednesday morning in Nakano Ward, Tokyo

Road closures on all Metropolitan Expressway routes have been lifted on Wednesday afternoon after eight routes remained closed on Wednesday morning due to Monday and Tuesday’s heavy snowfall across the Kanto-Koshin region, including in Tokyo and Saitama.

The highway firm initially aimed to reopen traffic on all 21 routes by Wednesday morning. Removal work to clear snow from road shoulders, where it was shoveled to, took time due to the weight of wet snow.